Wamda Face Off: MarkaVIP vs. Souq on Challenges in E-Commerce in the Arab World [Wamda TV]

by Nina Curley, November 13, 2012

We hosted the first installment of our new Face Off video series last Thursday, hosting Ahmed Khatib, Founder and CEO of MarkaVIP, the region's biggest flash sales site, and Ronaldo Mouchawar of Souq.com, the region's biggest online retail site, on a Google Hangout to give us the dirt on building an e-commerce company from scratch. 

In an hour-long session, we discussed various aspects of the sector, including moments where both CEOs got to ask each other honest questions about their businesses on air.

You can watch the entire raw footage here. We've also broken these down by topic, below: 

1. Introductions + Metrics

2. Markets

3. Cash on Delivery

4. Local Logistics

5. Cracking the Saudi Market

6. Investment

7. Facing Off: Ronaldo and Ahmed ask each other direct questions

8. Creating Policy Change

9. Opportunities for Growth and Advice for Entrepreneurs

10. Any final questions?

Let us know what your remaining questions would be and what comments you have... who else would you like to see? Stay tuned for more.

 
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